The cast of Dirk Gently debates whether or not things happen for a reason

“Everything is connected” is the motto for BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, a show that routinely puts Dirk (Samuel Barnett) at the center of a web of randomness and coincidences (or “coinkydinks”), promising that their’s a method to the madness. We asked the cast and creators of Dirk Gently if…

Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett pick their 5 favorite party-starting tracks

Elijah Wood and Samuel Barnett are the perfect odd couple as Todd and Dirk on their show Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, with Todd playing the grounded everyman to Dirk’s eccentric persona. But in real life, they’re far more alike than they are different, as evidenced by this video, where the pair agree on a…

Elijah Wood and his Dirk Gently co-stars don't buy any of that psychic mumbo jumbo

BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is returning with its second season and a heaping dose of the supernatural. Dirk (Samuel Barnett), Todd (Elijah Wood), and Farah (Jade Eshete) will be fending off threats from the magical realm of Wendimoor, on top of dealing with government conspiracies and taking…

Austin, celebrate our new TV show with DJ Elijah Wood and mystery comedians next week

Hello friends. As we may already have told you once or twice, The A.V. Club is heading to television: John Teti will host The A.V. Club on Fusion beginning March 16 at 9 p.m. eastern, and the show will run weekly, hopefully forever and ever. (We’re still trying to sort out how you’ll be able to see it if your cable…

Half the Fellowship got together for an impromptu Lord Of The Rings reunion

The cast of Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings was a famously close-knit group, with the members of the Fellowship sharing plenty of inside jokes (and tattoos) accrued during their years of filming in New Zealand. It’s nice, then, to see that those bonds are still intact 15 years later, with retired hobbit Dominic…

BBC America renews Dirk Gently for a second round of insane sleuthing

The guy living at 221B Baker Street may get all of the accolades, but he’s not the only English detective on TV. BBC America has Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, and Deadline is reporting that the network has just ordered a 10-episode second season of the comedic mystery show. Dirk Gently’s first season finale…

Conan O’Brien rips on Final Fantasy XV with Elijah Wood

When Conan O’Brien settled in for an installment of “Clueless Gamer” alongside Elijah Wood he began by cracking some expected Lord Of The Rings jokes. But the proceedings took a turn for the nasty and hilarious as the two played Final Fantasy XV and became ultimately bored and befuddled. “I’ve never been this confused…

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency swears there’s a method to its madness

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“Everything is connected.” That’s the motto of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, a mantra of interconnectedness that the new BBC America series never tires of repeating. Sometimes it makes its claim with a surprising elegance, tracing a delicate line from one bizarre, seemingly insane event to another. Other…

Max Landis’ Dirk Gently series is here to holistically yell at you

Back in August of 2014, Max Landis—the writer of Chronicle, American Ultra, and a lot of tweets and blog posts about what Max Landis would do if he was given control of this or that popular franchise—announced that he was starting work on a TV adaptation of Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Two…

Mondo exclusive: An Over The Garden Wall soundtrack is coming in August

There’s a lot to love in Cartoon Network’s Over The Garden Wall, the network’s miniseries starring Elijah Wood as a neurotic teen who loses his way in a shadowy forest with his brother. The music goes a long way toward creating the unnerving atmosphere, with riffs on upbeat Disney-esque musicals, an astounding opening…